The 17th Coastal Bend Al Amin Shrine Football All-Star Classic is set for 7 p.m. Saturday at Buccaneer Stadium in Corpus Christi.

Nearly 100 of the areaís top high school seniors get one more chance to dazzle scouts and fans as part of the East and West squads. Odemís A.J. Martinez is coaching the East, while Orange Groveís Jerry Bomar is coaching the West.

Running back Marcus Price, the Most Valuable Player in District 31-4A, joins five of his Calallen teammates on the West roster. Orange Grove quarterback Zach Arnold, the Newcomer of the Year in 31-3A, also is on the team, as well as 16-1A Division I MVP Andres Alaniz from Ben Bolt.

The duo of Alice first-team all-district selections Lucas Almaraz and J.C. Rivera lead a group of four Coyotes playing for the West.

Price carried 143 times for 1,779 yards and 23 touchdowns to go along with 26 catches for 445 yards and six scores. He also averaged 53.7 yards per kick return, including two for touchdowns in Calallenís hearbreaking 31-28 loss to Manvel in the Class 4A Division II state semifinals.

Price earned first-team honors as a kick returner on the 61st Collin Street Bakery/Texas Sports Writers Association's All-State team. He also received honorable mention as a running back.

Alaniz also made it to the Collin Street Bakery/TSWA first-team as a wide receiver after hauling in 65 catches for 1,297 yards and 18 touchdowns. He also rushed for three scores and returned three punts for touchdowns, which earned him honorable mention as a kick returner.

After skipping his sophomore and junior seasons, Bomar convinced Arnold to give football another try. As a result, Arnold went on to pass for 2,059 yards and 16 touchdowns.

Almaraz carried 66 times for 521 yards and seven touchdowns in the regular season.



C. J. Adame FB Aransas Pass 6-0 192

Andres Alaniz WR Ben Bolt 6-2 175

Lucas Almaraz DE Alice 5-9 190

Rudy Alonzo RB King 5-9 195

Zachary Arnold QB Orange Grove 6-2 180

Gus Benavidez WR Ray 6-1 170

Julian Bost RB King 5-7 165

Jake Brearton DT Calallen 6-1 270

Paul Castillo DB Calallen 5-9 160

Avery Cortez DB Calallen 5-10 205

Eddie Daniel WR Moody 5-8 170

Ryan De La Cruz DE San Diego 5-9 200

Will Enriquez DT West Oso 6-3 275

Adrian Flores OL Kingsville 6-1 235

Chris Garay DB Flour Bluff 5-9 160

Matthew Garcia DB Alice 5-9 185

Raymond Garza OL King 6-4 265

Taylor Gembol TE Flour Bluff 6-4 215

Christian Harper WR Flour Bluff 6-4 190

Kendall Hensley WR George West 6-2 180

Carlos Hernandez PK Flour Bluff 5-10 175

Ricky Hernandez DB Tuloso-Midway 5-8 170

Sonny Hernandez RB Skidmore-Tynan 5-8 170

Blake Laubach OL King 6-6 250

Stevin Leal LB Tuloso-Midway 5-8 205

Justin Lott LB West Oso 5-11 220

Craig Martinez DT King 6-2 240

Blake McKinzie QB John Paul II 6-3 200

Justin McMath DE Moody 5-11 190

Julio Mendoza LB West Oso 5-10 200

Scott Michalk OL Bishop 6-4 300

Cody Miller OL King 6-2 230

Andy Mohl DE Tuloso-Midway 5-9 200

Ramiro Montalvo DT Orange Grove 5-10 265

Juan Ortega OL Alice 5-10 195

Seth Pipkin LB George West 5-10 185

Marcus Price RB Calallen 5-4 142

Britt Reynolds LB Riviera 5-10 215

Josh Riojas LB Banquete 5-9 175

Adrian Rivas DB Kingsville 6-4 180

J. C. Rivera DB Alice 6-0 175

Nick Ryan OL Flour Bluff 6-4 300

Robert Stewart LB Banquete 5-10 175

Eric Suniga DT Flour Bluff 6-1 210

Charlie Thornton OL Moody 6-3 320

Caleb Thurmon OL Orange Grove 6-4 280

Brandon Villarreal WR Flour Bluff 5-8 155

Michael Wiser DT Calallen 6-0 245

Hayden Woods WR Calallen 6-0 160